>> i think that the house caucus has got to permit boehner to put the cards on the table. the president has been abundantly clear he's available to be in a compromise -- to compromise, but what he's not going to do is lay those cards out first. so the republican caucus is going to have to settle themselves with the idea they lost this election, they lost this debate. >> they can't seem to come to grips with that. >> well, you know, this is, you know -- barbara bush said it best. move on. >> well, what should, if anything, the democrats put on the table, michael? >> well, look, certainly not the entitlements, so-called, that the republicans want to pare back. we know a family of four making $24,000 can barely make it above the poverty level. why throw food stamps in there? why talk about social security and the so-called other entitlements that provided the margin of survival for those who are the poorest? the rich have got to learn to pay their fair share. i think president obama understands the wind is beneath his wings and the people of america are behind his back. and he's got to play his acard.